Writer - Election 2020 (Volunteer)
Note: The following is an opportunity for volunteer, part-time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. This is a work at home position.
Do you have a passion for covering politics? Do you think campaigns and elections are more than just about the horse race? Can you take information coming in from a variety of sources and quickly produce an article that is accurate, reads well and contains useful analysis?
We are looking for savvy political writers who can work with reporters in the field to produce sparkling, publishable content from rough drafts, notes and quotes.
WhoWhatWhy is an up-and-coming, bold and highly motivated news organization producing groundbreaking journalism in the public interest. Politics is one of our most important beats.
Through the lens of protecting democracy, our aim is to uncover the stories and angles that the bigger outfits miss or ignore. We are a leader in covering the obstacles standing in the way of full voter participation and voting rights â€” and the solutions to this persistent problem.
WhoWhatWhy is building a team of young reporters in key battleground states who can investigate voting issues, election security, and the changing landscape of voting in the time of COVID-19. But they need seasoned writers to work with â€” who can provide quick revisions and rewrites, resulting in clean and compelling copy.
To be clear, we are a nonprofit that accepts no advertising and is not funded by a zillionaire. We are attempting to accomplish a great deal on a very tight budget â€” so we are looking for experienced writers who are able and willing to serve the public interest pro bono while we direct every dollar we raise to put reporters on the streets. (For those who wish to remain involved beyond the election, we can offer long-term prospects of modest compensation as we â€” and our resources â€” grow.)
If you are willing to commit for 120 days to help see America through these troubled times, we want to talk with you.
We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to email@example.com. You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position. Thanks!
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